This Holiday season was one where I will not be with my family and was thinking of what I should do with my time. Lack of funds to travel will put a damp feeling in ones mind when they cannot partake in a memory that one should share with loved ones or at least those that are close to you. But Alas, this is not happening and so I am wondering where and what to do this holiday season.
Of the many thoughts that crossed my mind was to volunteer my services to a shelter but being so close to the season some shelters have more volunteers than any other season so sometimes you may just get in the way of those season beings who are there constantly year long. In any case I will still go and volunteer my time and see what happens. I will report my findings here in the next blog post. I have a job so I work most of the time during the day but send my money to keep the family going where they are at. It’s the least I can do to help them out for the year. In the meantime I feel as if I am in a place where many find themselves alone for the holidays but I am not sad as I know I can do much on my own but would rather do this with a group of people or others that have the same problem I do. Well, its not a problem because if I really wanted to I know I could thumb a ride down for a journey half way across America to see the family but I would not be able to make it back over a weekend! LOL! So here I am working to solve problems for others and working to keep a job. Don’t get me wrong I love what I do and would do it all over again. It’s the circumstances that we get into that causes the problem of working away from home.
Eventually this will pass so I take this as a time for reflection on my part and try to understand what opportunity the Lord has provided me with while I am here. Am I being tested for my character? Or am I suppose to meet others that will guide me to a better understanding of my character and well being? I have more questions than answers but one thing for sure I know he is providing me with a lesson I have to learn and not think of this as my time alone! I was born to be his vessel and I am here to do his will. I always think I am doing good but sometimes I can see this is not the case.
Will this last a lifetime or will this be a short term experience? Who knows what Life will bring but I bet it would be a blessing. I just have to understand what I am suppose to do.
Not long ago I saw Evan Almighty and though it was a funny movie it did bring out one important fact about family that I want to share with you as well as with others who do not have a family but the concept was something that sparked a feeling that I should write these thoughts of mine before I forget them. I may from time to time add more and change the passages here to include other stories I find myself being in front of on in.
If you have not watch the movie then its okay. I found what I was looking for on YouTube and put the shortcut to the scene where God “Morgan Freeman” talks with the wife about Opportunity and how we should look at life. Not as a problem or to shy away from an issue but to embrace it and see the opportunity to show what you ask for.
I often pray for God to show me the way and to enlighten my thoughts with something I should be doing and here I am enlarging my territory and providing feedback on the internet for others to read. Yet I am not sure if anyone will read this but then again you might.
I hope you are looking to improve your life through the little things one does and that is to be open minded about others thoughts as well as understand what you ask for may come as an opportunity that knocks at your door. How you decide to handle it will definitely be a response to your request.
And God answers your request!! One way or another and it may not be what you think so don’t be fooled into thinking you have a solution just because you make it happen. Let the doors swing open for you to walk in and see the miracle of life begin to work in your life!
Have a Happy Holiday and Merry Xmas
From the spirit of God that guides me to write this message to you!
Christmas is all about giving so give to someone without recompense and don’t tell anyone ! this is what the Lord will tell you!